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Pasini tops leaderboard on second day in Jerez,

Pasini tops leaderboard on second day in Jerez,

Pasini tops leaderboard on second day in Jerez,

On the second day of testing for the 125cc teams at the Circuito de Jerez, scene of the first Grand Prix of the 2006 season, it was Mattia Pasini who clocked the fastest lap of the day, beating Dani Pedrosa's 2003 time at the Andalusian track.

The Italian's lap of 1'46.816 was just over a tenth faster than that of Lukas Pesek, on a day marked by last minute surges for time improvement and numerous crashes. Among the fallers were Ranseder, Rodríguez (twice), Bradl, Conti, Di Meglio, Zanetti (twice),Masbou, Abraham, Pasini, Simón and Hernández. Stefan Bradl's was the most serious, as he fractured the fifth metacarpal of his right hand. A simple bandage and brace were applied at the scene.

Under clear skies and a light breeze, which thankfully didn't seem to affect the riders too much, it was Sergio Gadea who took to the track first, riding his first laps at 11.40am local time. The Spaniard was followed shortly by Pesek, yesterday's fastest rider at theTest.

As a result of yesterday's big crash, it now looks almost inevitable that Michele Pirro will miss out on the season-opening Grand Prix at the same circuit.

MotoGP Test- Jerez

125cc Times: Day 2

1. Mattia Pasini - Master MVA Aspar 1'46.816
2. Lukas Pesek - Derbi Racing 1'46.950
3. Álvaro Bautista - Master MVA Aspar 1'47.219
4. Mika Kallio - Red Bull KTM 1'47.381
5. Aleix Espargaró - Wurth Honda BQR 1'47.544
6. Julián Simón - Red Bull KTM 1'47.552
7. Gabor Talmacsi - Humangest Racing 1'47.603
8. Héctor Faubel - Master MVA Aspar 1'47.677
9. Joan Olivé - SSM Racing 1'47.683
10. Sergio Gadea - Master MVA Aspar 1'47.743

125cc, 2006

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